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Coral reef ecosystems of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities (2001-2009).
Author(s): Friedlander, A.M., C.F.G. Jeffrey, S.D. Hile, S.J. Pittman, M.E. Monaco and C. Caldow (eds.)
NCCOS Center: CCMA
Center Team: Biogeography
Name of Publisher: NOAA
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Publication Type: NOAA Technical Memoranda
Date of Publication: 2013
Keywords: coral reef, St. John, USVI, spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities, coral reef ecosystem, ocean, Caribbean
Abstract: This Technical Memorandum is part of a series of three reports that provide a quantitative spatial and
temporal characterization of marine biological communities associated with marine protected areas in the
U.S. Caribbean. This work was conducted as part of NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring (CREM) project; a partnership effort between NOAA’s National
Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring
and Assessment Biogeography Branch (CCMA-BB), U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural
Resources – Division of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Park Service (NPS), the
University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), and the University of Hawaii (UH). The integration of NOAA/NPS led
efforts with data generated by VI-DPNR provide spatial and temporal patterns in fish and benthic communities
to characterize St. John coral reef ecosystems. The data and analyses in this report are intended to provide
essential baseline biological information to support management decision making. This project was funded
by CRCP, NOAA’s NCCOS, and the NPS Natural Resource Preservation Program (NRPP) at Virgin Islands
National Park (VIIS) and NPS’s South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Program (SFCN).
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